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Jimi Hendrix’s New Album May Be Highest Charting Since When?

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We all know that Jimi Hendrix is one of the best guitar players of all time. He’s a commercial and critical success and that success was cut too short with his death in 1970. Four decades after his passing, his success now may eclipse what he did back then.

Jimi Hendrix’s new album People, Hell, and Angels dropped last Tuesday and it moved 70 thousand units in its first week, making it on track to debut at number two on the Billboard 200.

According to Billboard.com, if the record performs as expected, it will be Jimi’s highest placement on the charts since 1968 when he hit number one with Electric Ladyland. Jimi did release one other album in the last few years called Valleys of Neptune and that peaked at number four.

The songs on People, Hell and Angels were recorded for the follow up to Ladyland and all of the material on the album has never been released. Jimi’s sound guy Eddie Kramer has been working on the album for years and was slowly leaking tracks online. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s classic Jimi and upon the first listen, it gave me goose bumps. The first single, Somewhere features Stephen Stills on bass. You can see our weekend guy Doug’s review HERE.

He’s much more “wordy” than I am. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Here’s my review of People, Hell and Angels: Do yourself a favor and get this album. It’s awesome.

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